IES- Music: Tradition & Innovation

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Academic Program

Instruction consists of lectures, seminars, lessons and directed field study; courses taught primarily in English. Italian language study required. Internships arranged. On-site orientation and fieldtrips included.

  • Reviewed by: S. Adler
  • Fields of study: Music Theory & Composition, Music History, Instrumental Performance, Vocal Performance
  • Eligibility: 9.0 cumulative GPA; 1-2 years of college-level Italian
  • Number of program participants: 125

Living Arrangements

Students live in apartments with program and local students. Students prepare their own meals.

Term Dates

  • Fall: late August to mid-December
  • Spring: early January to late May


  • Advising Tips: A faculty reference is required only for students whose GPA is below 8.25
  • Visa Information: After acceptance, your program will provide you with specifics about the visa required. The embassy site will have information on visa requirements for planning purposes.
  • Budget Planning: For budget planning purposes, click here to view the current cost of living comparison between Milan and Los Angeles.
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